Lefty Chen gets Minor League deal

Chen made 32 starts for the Orioles in 2005

The Texas Rangers inked nine-year veteran Bruce Chen to a Minor League contract on Tuesday.

The Rangers made Bruce Chen the newest member of the organization on Tuesday, as the club gave the southpaw a Minor League contract with an invitation to spring training.

Chen, 29, will compete with a handful of other candidates for a job at the back of the Rangers' rotation.

The native of Panama joins his tenth organization in fourteen years of professional baseball. Chen set a career high in wins and innings pitched with the Baltimore Orioles in 2005, as he was 13-10 with a 3.83 earned run average in 34 games.

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